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Dad Makes His Kid Play Through All Video Game History In Chronological Order

dmomo Re:Any one know? (222 comments)

I had E.T. when I was around 6. I actually liked it a lot, especially the AMAZING splash screen. I was able to complete it, too.

about two weeks ago
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Stan Lee Media and Disney Battle For Ownership of Marvel Characters

dmomo Re:We can be certain of one thing (152 comments)

I create programs for an employer. Should that be treated any differently than other works?

about 2 months ago
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Ello Formally Promises To Remain Ad-Free, Raises $5.5M

dmomo Re:Wonder if their time hasn't already passed... (167 comments)

The site just wasn't ready for mass adoption. There's a great idea behind it, but as of last week, it was just so damn unusable. I'm tempted to think that their marketing blitz was premature. But perhaps the goal wasn't to show off the site so much as to get just enough attention to turn the heads of investors. If so, maybe it worked. They've gained some cash flow while also validating the idea that there IS a desire for what they are building.

Now, they can use some of this funding to actually make the UI usable and add in those missing features. Maybe when their next media campaign comes around, there will be a site worth applauding. We can only hope.

Good for them. I'll keep my account active and hope it turns into a site

about 2 months ago
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Worcester Mass. City Council Votes To Keep Comcast From Entering the Area

dmomo I live in Worcester and would welcome competition. (232 comments)

I live in Worcester, and have been a Charter customer for five years. When their Internet connection is working it's great. It's fast, and I have no complaint.

This isn't a "bash Charter" thread, so I won't go into the details, but lets just say that the service drops much more than I can sometimes stand. When it does that , there's no telling when it will come back. The reliability of my Internet connection and their poor customer service would have prompted me to drop them by now if I could. I had Comcast before.. they've got their pros and cons too, but I wish I could at least have a choice to leave this monopoly.

Now, this might border on gossip, but I did get chatty with a Charter service tech who visited my home. I was venting to him and cursing the monopoly Charter has in the area. He told me that Charter had a deal with the City where all schools would get free service in exchange for an exclusivity deal. So no Comcast, no FIOS. I cannot verify this, but it is an interesting anecdote given what's going on.

about 2 months ago
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Apple Outrages Users By Automatically Installing U2's Album On Their Devices

dmomo Re:It's not your phone (610 comments)

Come on. You're kidding yourself. Don't tell me that Apple did it this way because it was easier on their developers. iTunes has countless ways of selling, promoting, and giving away music. This company certainly has the resources to make iTunes behave exactly how they want it to. This was a very deliberate move aimed at putting this album on your device.

about 3 months ago
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Apple Outrages Users By Automatically Installing U2's Album On Their Devices

dmomo Rate it one star (610 comments)

I sort of like U2 sometimes, But I refuse to take part in this. I deleted it and gave it a bad review. I suggest everyone else do the same.

about 3 months ago
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Is "Scorpion" Really a Genius?

dmomo This Story Reeks of Advertisement (391 comments)

I haven't heard of this show until now. I wonder Anonymous Coward is just a sort of straw man trying to drum up interest.

about 4 months ago
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Idiot Leaves Driver's Seat In Self-Driving Infiniti, On the Highway

dmomo Shhh (406 comments)

Autonomous cars already hear.

about 4 months ago
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Nuclear Missile Command Drops Grades From Tests To Discourage Cheating

dmomo Summary Less Exciting than Headline (122 comments)

It reads as if they were delivering test results via missile launch. I sit here very disappointed.

about 5 months ago
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A New Form of Online Tracking: Canvas Fingerprinting

dmomo Re:Why does this work (194 comments)

"I'm more curious about why "different computer draws the image slightly differently"
Accessibility. This is important. The HTML5 canvas is about more than just images. It's live elements that can contain text content and other display elements. HTML should render in a sensible manner on any device as dictated by the owner of the machine. All owners are not created equal. All renderings should not be equal.

"Browsers are supposed to provide abstraction from the machine" even if that's true, there's also a matter of canvas dimensions, which can vary depending on your resolution and browser's width. Those are not attributes of the machine, but of the display environment for the page. HTML is designed to adapt to different dimensions, font settings.

about 5 months ago
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How One School District Handled Rolling Out 20,000 iPads

dmomo Irresponsible to roll them out at all... (285 comments)

While quite sturdy devices, iPads are not designed for rolling. Couldn't they have just carried them out? Typical government idiocy.

about 5 months ago
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Alcatel-Lucent's XG-FAST Pushes 10,000Mbps Over Copper Phone Lines

dmomo Re:big up your garden? (149 comments)

Big ups to my garden, big ups to my hoe.
What the dill w/ my weeds and my dill-yo?
Gotta keep the green flowing round my grill-yo.

My lyrics is tight.
My rhymes on target.
I drop fatter beets
Than a farmer's market.

about 5 months ago
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Wikipedia Forcing Editors To Disclose If They're Paid

dmomo Good luck with that. (135 comments)

Need we comment further?

about 6 months ago
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The Government Can No Longer Track Your Cell Phone Without a Warrant

dmomo Correction (173 comments)

That word ("can" not)... I don't think it means what you think it means.

The word you are probably looking for is "may" not.

about 6 months ago
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Microsoft Is Paying Brazilian Users In Skype Credit To Switch to Bing

dmomo Re:Not just Brazil (90 comments)

I remember when Google was starting out in 98 or so. They were paying people to use their search engine too. I made a small amount of money using them instead of Yahoo, Alta Vista, or Lycos. Substandard has little to do with it. It's hard to make people switch out of what they're used to.

about 7 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Does Your Job Need To Exist?

dmomo 12 doing the work of 10 is OK (343 comments)

... seeing that it's twelve getting paid what 8 deserve.

about 7 months ago
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In SF: an App For Auctioning Off Your Public Parking Spot

dmomo Now I can finance owning a car! (427 comments)

1. Walk up to spot. Stand next to car I do not own.
2. Check in with app
3. Accept Bids
4. ....
5. Profit (and run like Hell)

about 7 months ago
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SanDisk Announces 4TB SSD, Plans For 8TB Next Year

dmomo Re:Clean or Not, It Makes No Sense (264 comments)

Oh my. This was supposed to be posted to the previous story. MOD ME INTO OBLIVION!

about 8 months ago

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Amazon Price Check App Draws Protests from Retaile

dmomo dmomo writes  |  about 3 years ago

dmomo (256005) writes "Amazon.com's Price Check allows shoppers to scan items in brick-and-mortar stores to instantly compare prices. Some retailers are protesting, saying that they cannot compete so long as Amazon.com has a tax advantage. While we see growth year over year in shopping, I don't see physical stores going away any times soon. Could this backfire on Amazon as we see increased efforts by the big-box retailers to lobby for new tax laws regarding online purchases? Or, will that pale in comparison to the revenue this app brings in, given the advantage Amazon already enjoys in lower costs (and therefor smaller margins) and higher volume?"
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